Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Our August

Okay, I know, it's been way way too long. Here is an update of August! (well, most of it anyway)

Girl's camp.... Taylor's first year - tons of fun! Zero sleep, rag curls, wonderful spiritual moments, and my personal favorite, (for real!) - camp songs!!

A genuine welcome home hug - not even posed for the camera!

The O.M.E.H. garage sale! With lots of help from some wonderful friends, it was a great success! Chip raised about $500 to go toward his bike and people also donated separately to help out with the trip. There are some great new posts on Chip's blog including a picture of his bike and also a post explaining the significance of his American Flag he will be riding with. It is quite inspiring - Take a look

We got to see Grampa Kossub for the first time in almost three years. What a fun treat that was for us! He drove the Makaafi's moving van here to Boise for them.

Speaking of the Makaafi's - HOORAY!! They are here and everything is going wonderfully! We love them so very much.

Fo'ou brought something that is new to the Schultz's - X Box!! It's always great to see the change in behavior when the evil threat is given, "No X box tomorrow!" And suddenly I don't have kids begging to pick up a gallon of milk at the store with me... that's okay, I welcome the break sometimes! Sure is great to have though when you need to hear yourself think for a while (as long as that ridiculous racing game music is muted!)

Our great friends, the Springers, were driving through Boise on a road trip and spent an evening with us for a barbecue. - What a wonderful evening! It was so great to laugh at old memories and introduce each other to new children!

Chip made a new friend for life...

Chip and Fo'ou spent a lot of time and effort mounting Chip's flag onto his trailer. They knew it had to fly tall and strong for 7 weeks of riding, so it was no easy task! After several attempts, and trips to Home Depot, they did it!!

Chip's trial ride with the flag...

I can't believe how soon Chip leaves! I am scared, anxious, nervous, and excited. But most of all, I am one proud wife. Chip is confident and motivated. He believes in his cause with all of his heart, and will do everything in his power to make it a wonderful success. I know he will! He is using his life to touch the lives of others. He is my hero.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

My Little Conversation with my Neice, Anela


Anela, guess what?

What, Aunt Tracy?


When you move to Boise, I will get to care for you during the day!



We will have three whole hours when the other kids are at school and it's just you and me! How do you feel about that?


me too! I can't wait!

Love you Nela!!

Bye-Bye Boredome Blues

"I'm boooooorrrred" - "What can I dooooooo???"

I know it's not just my nerves that these wonderful summer phrases get to!

I re-discovered a classic activity that the kids were not only content with, but quite intrigued with too! I mean, how many fun patterns can one think of to put their froot loops in?! I got the fun mom award this day! All you need is yarn, and cereal that have holes in the middle!

Jack's good buddy - James - His was eaten probably 2.5 minutes after smiling for the picture!

I'm the kind of mom with Froot Loops and AppleJacks - kids call me a cool mom for that - you know, I'm the mom who's house you want to spend the night at solely for the choice of cereal in the morning. Other moms might call me a bad mom for that. So, alright all you "good" moms - go ahead and make a Cheerio necklace, but we all know who's is gonna turn out cuter!! hee hee.